Florida – The New California

The Florida Ban on Military-Style Firearms and Disqualifications for Firearm Possession Initiative (Initiative #18-03) may appear on the ballot in Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 3, 2020.[1]

The measure would ban persons residing or entering the state from possessing military-style firearms. The measure would define military-style firearms as “any gun with a magazine capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition or any weapon capable of firing in fully automatic mode, any weapon capable of being modified in any manner to fire in a fully automatic mode or any weapon classified as a sniper rifle.”

The measure would also prohibit persons from possessing any firearm if the person had (a) been convicted of a felony; (b) been convicted of three or more misdemeanors; (c) his or her driver’s license revoked for driving under the influence, reckless driving, or excessive speeding; (d) been subject to two or more domestic abuse emergency calls or investigations; (e) been diagnosed by a medical professional as psychologically disturbed; or (f) made any substantiated threat of violence against another person.

The measure would delete the existing language of Section 8(a) of Article I of the Florida Constitution, which provides people with the constitutional right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves.
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11 Responses to Florida – The New California

  1. SAM says:

    The measure would ban persons residing or entering the state from possessing:
    “any gun with a magazine capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition” so some revolvers and any gun with a tube magazine (it’s only a pipe it’s not hard to make it longer) and any gun with a detachable magazine at all.
    “any weapon capable of being modified in any manner to fire in a fully automatic mode” well John Browning did it to a lever action rifle in less than a day back in the 1880s, if you throw a loaded revolver or multi barreled firearm into a fire more than one round.will go off.
    “any weapon classified as a sniper rifle” so any rifle ever used for hunting at any time by any one.
    “been subject to two or more domestic abuse emergency calls or investigations” if you don’t like some one just phone 911 twice, say they said something nasty about you at your/their home or work, and they never have a gun again.
    So if your in Florida may be they will let you take up darts, and that includes the Police as nowhere does it say that the Police will be OK.

  2. Skipperdaddy says:

    Wow.. In Florida, just like Cali, there are still alot of serious shitkicker that might not make it to the polls, but damn sure make it to the range. If that passes it outta get that party started. Unreal.

  3. Nemo says:

    With very few exceptions, this whole country has jumped the shark. Wasn’t it just yesterday that the Parkland Commission recommended that all teachers be armed? So what are they supposed to bring to next school party, a six shot wheel gun? Yah, I know, you only really need one round, unless some crazy person is shooting back.

    Doesn’t FL have a Republican governor? This’ll be his first test, assuming this crazy bill makes through FL’s House and Senate.

  4. singlestack says:

    I grew up in Florida. There are lots of reasons I never went back.

  5. Brian P. says:

    So it says magazine capacity OR can be modifed to fire fully automatic. So basically the mag limit is essentially meaningless since that would instantly ban every semiautomatic firearm. Hell, a freaking supersoaker can be modified to fire fully automatic.

  6. Don in Oregon says:

    “any weapon classified as a sniper rifle” = any scoped rifle

    • crazyeighter says:

      All you Fudds that said “So what if they take your assault weapons; they’ll never come after my deer gun” are cordially invited to kiss my ass.

    • SAM says:

      A sniper does not Need a scope so it’s ALL rifles.
      Israel uses Ruger 22s in a “Less Lethal” Sniper Role.

  7. Steady Steve says:

    This may make it to the ballot as the citizens of Florida can alter their Constitution by popular vote. I predict it will be soundly voted down.

  8. Djamer says:

    They won’t stop until we stop them. . . Period.

Play nice.